Paradoxides brachyrhachis Linnarsson, 1883 versus Paradoxides mediterraneus Pompeckj, 1901: a problematic determination

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Abstract

A revision of paradoxidid trilobites reveals that previous identifications of specimens from Sardinia and Spain as the Nordic trilobite species Paradoxides brachyrhachis Linnarsson, 1883, are mistaken. The southern species, occurring also in France, is here referred to Eccaparadoxides mediterraneus (Pompeckj, 1901). Main differences are seen in the preocular field, pleural furrow and pygidium. The species P. brachyrhachis is referred with question to the genus Mawddachites Fletcher 2007.

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Authors
  • Maria Eugenia Dies Alvarez
  • Adrian W. A. Rushton
  • Rodolfo Gozalo
  • Gian Luigi Pillola
  • Eladio Linan
  • Per Ahlberg
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Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Geology

Keywords

  • Mediterranean subprovince, Spain, Sardinia, Scandinavia, middle Cambrian, Mawddachites? brachyrhachis, Trilobites, Eccaparadoxides mediterraneus
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-104
JournalGFF
Volume132
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes